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" is a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom the excise is paid.' "
Blackwood's Magazine - Page 679
1927
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A Complete Collection of the Genuine Papers, Letters, &c. in the Case of ...

John Wilkes - Great Britain - 1767 - 288 pages
...ceafe to be wretches hired by thofe to whom excife • is paid. His definition of excife is, that it-is a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged...the common judges of property, but wretches hired by thofe to whom excife is paid. Is the excife ftill on the fame footing ? Is wifh to know who hires thefe...
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Political Register and Impartial Review of New Books: V. 1-5, Volume 3

1768 - 418 pages
...indulged his pride and? fpleen,*—-than fliewn fortheither his principles or his pedantry, as Excife.-"-A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but wretcheshired by thofe to whom excife is paid. Favourite.—A mean wretch whofe whole bufinefs is by...
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A Complete Collection of the Genuine Papers, Letters, &c. in the Case of ...

John Wilkes - Great Britain - 1769 - 304 pages
...ceafe to be 'wretches hired by thnfeto ^whom excife is paid. His definition of excife is, that it it a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, /••/,' ivr etches hired by th'fe to ivhcta excife is paid. Is the excife flill on the fame footing...
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The North Briton, XLVI: Numbers Complete, Volume 1

Great Britain - 1772 - 250 pages
...may ceafe to be wretches hired by thofe to whom txcife is paid. His definition of excife is, that it is a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges ofproperty, but wretches hired l>y thofe to -whom excife is paid. Is the excife ftill on the fame footing...
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Lexiphanes, a Dialogue: Imitated from Lucian, and Suited to the Present ...

Archibald Campbell - English language - 1774 - 240 pages
...G'ouvernment charge to hime, and make him paye. Den I tella him, I fee it be ver true vat * EXCISE, A hateful tax levied upon Commodi-ties, and adjudged...the common judges of property, but wretches hired by thofe to whom excife is paid. JOHNSON'S DICTION A ft Y. Dofteur J n fay of you f, Dat you be one Bougre...
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Lexiphanes: A Dialogue : Imitated from Lucian, and Suited to the Present ...

Archibald Campbell - English language - 1783 - 238 pages
...Gouvernment charge to hime, and make him paye. Den I tella him,. I fee it be ver true vat * EXCISE, A hateful tax levied upon Commodities, and adjudged...the common judges of property, but wretches hired by thofe to 'whom excife is paid. JOHNSON'S DICTIONARY. Docteur J- n fay of you f , Dat yoa fee one Bougre...
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United States Reports: Cases Adjudged in the Supreme Court at ..., Volume 301

United States. Supreme Court, John Chandler Bancroft Davis, Henry Putzel, Henry C. Lind, Frank D. Wagner - Courts - 1938 - 868 pages
...inactivity, and the other taking that activity into consideration. In 1766 Dr. Johnson defined "excise" as "a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property." Diet. (3d ed., 1766). He defined "commodity" as "interest, advantage, profit, convenience of time or...
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Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour to the ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - 1799 - 648 pages
...where will you find such men and such horses?'' Croker's Corres, ii. 35. 4 He thus defines Excise: 'A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged...judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom Excise is paid.' The Commissioners of Excise being offended by this severe reflection, consulted Mr....
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Boswell's Life of Johnson: Including Boswell's Journal of a Tour ..., Volume 1

James Boswell - Hebrides (Scotland) - 1799 - 640 pages
...where will you find such \~ncn and such horsesT' ' Croker's Carres, ii. 35. * He thus defines Excise: 'A hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged...judges of property, but wretches hired by those to whom Excise is paid.' The Commissioners of Excise being offended by this severe reflection, consulted Mr....
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The British Essayists: The Idler

Alexander Chalmers - English essays - 1802 - 262 pages
...Commissioners of Excise in the IDLER is, in truth, a sequel to his definition of Excise in his Dictionary ; " a hateful tax levied upon commodities, and adjudged not by the common judges of property, but by wretches hired by those to whom Excise is paid." Mr. BoswELLwas informed that the Commissioners...
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